They are now part of the 22-person board, overseen by president and founder Robert Redford and exec director Keri Putnam, responsible for the governance of the Institute.
As a Trustee, Schiff will draw on her experience as a
television journalist for Dan Rather CBS Evening News and film producer (“Made in America,” “Live from Baghdad”) to actively advance Sundance
Institute’s creative and financial support for independent artists. DuVernay (“Middle of Nowhere,” “Venus Vs.”),
Epstein (“The Times of Harvey Milk,” “Lovelace”) and Tommy (theater director of “Party People,” “The White Man — A Complex Declaration of Love”) join the Board as Artist Trustees, who are participants from
Institute programs, including the Sundance Film Festival, artistic Labs and direct
granting, who share with the Board their perspectives and act as liaisons to
other Institute alumni.